Along with Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, we recently filed a lawsuit representing Sharrif Wilson’s estate in an action against the City of New York and those responsible for his wrongful arrest, incarceration and death. Read The New York Times coverage of the suit against the City in Sharrif’s case.
The Daily News recently reported on our work uncovering and analyzing the NYPD’s Intoxilyzer records. In our recent legal battle to procure NYC DWI Records, we found many disturbing issues with the Intoxliyzer machines regularly used to determine if a driver is legally drunk. Not only did we learn that some Intoxilyzer machines weren’t rendering proper results, […]
On January 10, 2015, Sharrif Wilson died at Mt. Sinai hospital in Manhattan. Sharrif’s passing comes almost a year after his exoneration and release from prison where he spent almost 23 years for three murders he did not commit. Over the past few years, we have been fortunate to spend time with Sharrif and get […]
After nearly a year of stalling, the New York County District Attorney’s Office has finally asked the NYPD what New York law has required for decades: Has the breath machine in a specific case ever been repaired? However, when the answer is “Yes”, the Manhattan DA’s Office is still trying to avoid fulfilling its legal […]
Procedural Posture: I represent Sharrif Wilson. His co-defendant, Antonio “Tony” Yarbough, is represented by Zachary Margulis-Ohuma and Philip Smallman. We have sought release of our clients who have been incarcerated since June 1992. They were convicted for the triple homicide of Yarbough’s mother, 12 year-old sister, and another 12 year-old girl. The case (No. 7325-92), […]
Earlier this month, civil rights lawsuits filed against New Mexico law enforcement officers after they conducted highly invasive body cavity searches made headlines. Two men, who were each pulled over for traffic violations, were forced to undergo body cavity searches after a drug dog alerted to their cars. One of the men was subjected to a […]
Mosi Secret’s piece Citing Family for Furlough from Jail, in the September 23, 2013 New York Times missed the point. While the example of Joseph Sclafani allegedly using a request to visit his dying father to get married on Mob Wives runs to the absurd, there are often furlough requests that have great merit but […]